Jetstar Airways has scheduled a new non-stop service between Melbourne and Nadi, Fiji for the austral summer season. The new route will be operated on Airbus A321LR aircraft and will serve up to 72,000 customers between Australia and the South Pacific.
Jetstar is the first low-cost airline to offer non-stop flights from Victoria’s capital city to Fiji. The airline will offer promotions for this new service starting from $179 each way.
The low cost airline continues to expand its network in the South Pacific, recently the company began a non-stop flight between Sydney and Rarotonga in the Cook Islands operated by Airbus A320 with a capacity of 186 seats.
In addition, service between Sydney and Fiji from October 29, 2023 will be operated on Airbus A321LRs. For this austral summer season, Jetstar will have an offer of 2,784 seats per week between Fiji and Australia, this represents an 87% increase in capacity compared to the current schedule.
Jetstar flight schedule between Australia and Fiji
Sydney (SYD) – Nadi, Fiji (NAN) – Sydney (SYD):
- Flight JQ 119 SYD 09:45 – NAN 14:55 Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
- Flight JQ 120 NAN 16:00 – SYD 19:50 Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
Melbourne (MEL) – Nadi, Fiji (NAN) – Melbourne (MEL):
Starts December 16, 2023.
- Flight JQ 121 MEL 06:15 – NAN 12:15 Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
- Flight JQ 122 NAN 13:15 – MEL 17:50 Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
According to data obtained by Aviacionline through the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, 171,714 passengers and 573.5 tons of cargo were moved in the period June 2018 to June 2019 between Melbourne and Nadi, Fiji.
“Since the relaunch of our Sydney to Fiji services, we have seen strong demand from Melbourne travelers, who from December will be able to fly direct. Fiji is a popular destination for Australians and as interest continues to grow, we are offering more than 70,000 seats a year between Melbourne and Fiji at heavily discounted prices“, said Alan McIntyre, Jetstar’s Chief Customer Officer.
“Since the reopening of international borders, demand for travel to tropical destinations such as Fiji has reached record highs. Many Victorians are looking for warmer weather and cultural experiences with short travel times, and now thanks to Jetstar’s low fares there are even more reasons to travel to the South Pacific islands“, said Jim Parashos, head of aviation at Melbourne Airport.